Poison Blackberry Martini

Poison Blackberry Martini
The purple tones of the blackberry and gel color really gives this an eerie and dark look. It can be done in less than 5 minutes, and in 10 minutes if you make the blackberry syrup now.
  • 5 tbsp gin, 2½ oz - may sub for vodka
  • 1 tbsp dry vermouth
  • 1-2 tbsp blackberry syrup, * see recipe in notes below
  • Ice cubes
  • Black food color or activated charcoal, ** optional
  1. If you haven’t made your blackberry syrup yet, follow the blackberry syrup recipe. And place a martini glass in the freezer for a minute or fill it with ice (to discard before adding the cocktail).
  2. Add gin, vermouth and blackberry syrup to a cocktail shaker, add ice cubes and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain it through a fine mesh strainer into a chilled martini glass.
  3. If you want that extra Halloween flare, add a tiny bit of black food color, stir and then serve.** You could also add activated charcoal when you are shaking the other ingredients.